Thursday, May 10, 2007

Training Ride on the Kanc

The Destination

Snuck out of work early today to pre-ride the Kanc before next weekends TTT. It has been pretty warm the past couple of days and it was today as well. It was almost 90 and for early May that's a bit above the norm. My wife is going to give the Kanc a go next weekend as well and she has never ridden it so today was her first try. We drove in past the construction and left from the Rocky Gorge parking lot. Figuring we'd have a good distance to get warmed up befor the nasty climbing started.

As you can see the ride is pretty much just up and then turn around and come back down. I didn't feel too bad but it was hot and once I made the top I looped back down a ways to meet my wife a couple times as she made her way to the summit.

Garmin Edge Summary Data
Total Time (h:m:s) 2:39:44 5:16 pace
Moving Time (h:m:s) 2:09:06 4:15 pace
Distance (mi ) 30.32
Moving Speed (mph) 14.1 avg. 35.7 max.
Elevation Gain (ft) +2,821 / -2,820

Avg. Heart Rate 135 bpm Zone 3.3
Temperature (°F) 84.8°F avg. 87.8°F high
Wind Speed ( mph) ESE 9.2 avg. ESE 11.5 max.

As we climbed there was still snow along the sides of the roads. Pretty crazy for as warm as it was. We hit the top, took a break and chatted with another guy who was training for the race next weekened as well. On the way down you can pretty much go as fast as you want or feel comfortable going.

Overall it was a good ride with some good climbing and very nice views from the top today.


1 comment:

Jason said...

Holy crap! That's some serious elevation!